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Webinar — Reducing Global Security Risks: The Agenda for 2021 and Beyond

Amid an abundance of challenges to global health and international stability, effective strategies to improve global security and counter the proliferation of nuclear and biological weapons remain crucial for domestic and international policymakers. What are the most pressing threats and dangers around the world today? What role do new and emerging technologies play in increasing the risks — or in helping to reduce them? How can policymakers at home and abroad address potential vulnerabilities and ensure a safer future?

In this webinar, former Sen. Sam Nunn, co-founder and co-chair of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), and Ernest J. Moniz, NTI co-chair and CEO and former U.S. secretary of energy, assessed the current state of global security relating to nuclear and biological threats. The discussion was moderated by Neal F. Lane, senior fellow in science and technology policy, with welcome remarks from Baker Institute Director Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian.

This webinar was sponsored by the Baker Institute Science and Technology Policy Program. Follow @stpolicy on Twitter and join the conversation with #BakerScience.



11:00 a.m. — Welcome Remarks
11:05 a.m. — Moderated Discussion and Q&A

Welcome Speaker

Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian
Director, Baker Institute

Featured Speakers

The Honorable Sam Nunn
Founder, Co-Chair and Strategic Advisor, Nuclear Threat Inititative; former United States Senator for Georgia

The Honorable Ernest J. Moniz
Co-Chair and CEO, Nuclear Threat Initiative; former United States Secretary of Energy


Neal F. Lane, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow in Science and Technology Policy, Baker Institute; Professor of Physics and Astronomy Emeritus, Rice University




Mon, Dec. 7, 2020
11 a.m. - noon
(GMT-0500) US/Central


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